1. Monies due and spirit draw
bottles were received.
2. Charity - Members were informed that the
chosen charity to benefit from the contribution for the 2005/6 season would be GlendeneSpecialSchool as chosen by Peterlee Football Club. The amount of the contribution would be £100 from the league plus £121 received from players as entry
fees for the competition and a £10 fine received. The total is therefore £231. Secretary reported that he had sent 2 complimentary
tickets to the school headmaster.
and Ommissions. The Pemberton Arms from Cold Hesledon and Peterlee Football B were added. Horden Legion and Castle Eden Inn
were omitted. Total number of teams registered was therefore 13. £20 was received from the new teams. Delegates were informed
that Horden Conservatives team were moving to Horden Comrades Club.
All teams were represented at the AGM.
2. League officials to remain
the same. Secretary - Paul Clark, Treasurer – George Hodgson. Exec members – Tommy Bradshaw (Shotton Coms), Alan
Stanley ( Horden Coms), Marty Wild (Acre Rigg), Laurence Bell (Easington Colliery Club) and John Twidale (Blackhall RAFA).
3. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer reported that the trophies would cost £280
and the estimated balance carried forward to the new season would be £80 plus whatever was made from the spirit draw (estimated
at £200 from previous seasons). It was agreed that a more accurate picture would be forthcoming at the next meeting as the
vast majority of income was taken at the presentation night.
4. League Format and rules. It was agreed
- Teams play each other 3 times (carried after
significant discussion by a majority of 1 vote),
- The seven point deduction rule
for postponed games be retained,
- A point a game be retained,
darts be retained,
- No registration of players rule
be retained (this was referred owing to the ruling by the Exec regarding an ineligible player played by Blackhall RAFA).
5. Competitions: -
- The KO Cup, Pairs, Singles and
Gordon Elliott Pairs competitions continue in their present form.
- KO Cup semi finals and finals
be played on the same night as was the case during the 2005/6 season,
- There was considerable discussion
about whether the competitions should be split over more than one night. While the two pairs competitions were completed by
a reasonable time, the singles competition finished around despite commencement
being earlier than previous seasons. A motion to split the singles competition over 2 nights was defeated. It was then agreed
that the semi-finals should be best of 3 legs in all competitions and the final be best of 5 legs.
- Peterlee Football Club be retained as venue for the competitions. While Horden Comrades
Club was proposed by Horden Catholic Club’s delegate and was recognized as a suitable venue, the delegate from Horden
Comrades was unaware of whether the venue would be available and it was noted that this would be Horden Comrades first season
in the league for a considerable time.
- It was raised that there were
three players who played in the Gordon Elliott Pairs competition who were ineligible in so far as they had not played the
required 5 league games. After some discussion, it was agreed that the onus be put on to the captains to enter their players
in the competitions (with the proviso that they have played in the league during that season) with the League Secretary having
the power to query any entries he feels not in the spirit of a friendly league.
6. Start Date.
- It was agreed that the start date be 11th August.
7. Midsummer break.
- Last week in July first week in August, as usual
Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd March
Teams Represented: -
Hesleden, Horden Catholic, RAFA, Football A, Football B, Trimdon, Acre Rigg, Horden Coms, Easington Colliery,
Peterlee Catholic and EasingtonVillage were playing a re-arranged cup
match and were not represented as a result.
1. League Tables and Team of Season standings were distributed.
2. As was agreed at the previous meeting, the two unclaimed prizes from the presentation night were raffled
3. The secretary raised the fact that no bottle was forthcoming from Horden Legion at the presentation
night for the 2005/6 season. As league members do not pay monthly/annual fees, the bottle and ticket money is deemed to be
annual subscriptions for each team for the preceding season. Ticket money and spirit draw income provide the required funds
to cover all league outgoings for the following season. After a heated discussion, the delegates from the Football B team
offered to give the league back the bottle that had just been won in the raffle (item 2). Delegates decided to accept the
bottle in payment of the debt owed by members of the former Horden Legion team. The bottle was re-raffled. Delegates agreed
that the issue of funding should be reviewed at the AGM for 2007/8 season.
4. Any Other Business – None raised.
5. The draw for the cup was as follows: 1
Easington Village Club v Shotton Comrades
Acre Rigg v Easington Colliery Club
Peterlee Football B v Horden Catholic Club
Hesleden Conservatives Club v Blackhall RAFA
6. Secretary reminded delegates that singles and pairs entries were required for the next meeting.
Minutes of Meeting Held 10th November 2006
(All teams represented).
League Tables, Revised Fixtures and Team of the Season standings were all distributed.
Treasurer also distributed financial statements detailing income and expenditure for the 2005/6
season, current financial status of the league. Additionally, a receipt from A1 Trophies for £280.00 was handed around for
delegates to examine. At the end of the 2005/6 season, the league had a balance of £268.64 which compared to £189.64 from
the end of the 2004/5 season. The current fund balance is £334.64.
Owing to the Oaklands and Pemberton Arms dropping out of the league, a new fixture sheet had to
be produced. Teams will play each other in a different order to what they have to date. Competitions and presentation would
be brought forward 4 weeks as a result. This means competitions would take place on the 15th, 22nd, 29th
June and 6th July, with the presentation provisionally on 20th July. Teams were requested to destroy
the previous fixture sheets to avoid confusion.
It was decided that players who had previously played for the Oaklands or Pemberton Arms would be eligible
to play for any other team that they wanted.
Secretary mentioned that the league website had been set up shortly after the A.G.M. and asked if all
of the teams had access to the site. All delegates said that their teams had access to the website by one means or another.
It was advocated that the easiest way to gain access to the website was by a search engine such as Google or MSN. Search results
for Colliery Friday and darts should provide a link to the site. League tables and results are generally updated on Sunday
and any important announcements are posted there. Secretary stated that if anyone did not have the means to access the website,
he could forward details through the post or by e-mail as was the case previously, if delegates requested.
Two prizes remained unclaimed at the presentation night (a bottle of Vodka and a bottle of Bacardi)
and it was decided to raffle them off as in the previous year. £5 per team at the next meeting.
Draw for cup as follows: -
Horden Comrades v Easington Colliery Club
Acre Rigg Social Club v Peterlee Football A
Peterlee Catholic Club v Easington Village Club
Blackhall RAFA v Trimdon Colliery and Deaf Hill Club
Clubs (S Coms, Footb B, Hes Cons and H Cath) have byes.
AOB. Darts Handicap at Hesleden Conservatives 15th December with money added. All welcome.